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Barbara J. Wentworth

July 24, 1933 - January 12, 2023


Obituary For Barbara J. Wentworth

Barbara J. Wentworth, 89, of Peabody, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully of natural causes, Thursday, January 12, 2023.
Barbara was born on July 24, 1933, in Everett Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Willard A. Lindquist and Alice T. Carbone. She was married to the late Robert P. Wentworth, for 55 years, before his passing in 2011. She spent her early years in Saugus and moved to Peabody in July of 1961 to raise her family.
Barbara was an avid reader and loved crime novels, Sudoku puzzles, watching the Boston Red Sox, traveling, and gardening. She also enjoyed playing volleyball, tennis, and cross-country skiing.
One of Barbara’s greatest accomplishments, besides being a homemaker and raising her 4 children, was graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1956 with a degree in Physical Education. After graduating, she became a Physical Education teacher for the Saugus school system and also taught adult education and Physical Education classes in the evening. Later in life, she worked as an assistant Physical Therapist at Beverly Hospital.
Barbara was a devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Barbara was survived by her son, Scott Wentworth, and his partner Cynthia Coletti, her daughter Linda Monte and son-in-law Chuck Monte, her daughter Tracey Foster, her granddaughter Desiree Mehaffey and grandson-in-law Michael Mehaffey, her granddaughter Jessica LaCava and grandson-in-law Joseph LaCava, her grandson David Foster, her great-grandsons Colton and Ian Mehaffey, and her great-granddaughters Alaina and Ariana LaCava.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Willard A. Lindquist and Alice T. Carbone, her brother Willard Lindquist, her brother Kenneth Lindquist, her husband Robert P. Wentworth, her son Alex Wentworth, her grandsons Robert and Russell Wentworth, and her son-in-law David Foster.
A public graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery, 164 Winter St, Saugus, MA, Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Services are in the care of the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 81 Lynn St, Peabody, MA 01960. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.ccbfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to make a donation to the National Kidney Foundation or any charitable organization of your choice. American Kidney Fund, Inc 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 800-638-8299 www.kidneyfund.org.

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  • 01/28/2023

    Barbara and I were classmates at Saugus High School, both graduating in 1952. I always remember being amazed at her ability to toe tap dance which is a really difficult thing to do. After marrying Barbara's brother Kenneth, we became sisters-in-law and became close in the fifties when we both lived in Saugus and started raising a family. Barbara was a wonderful friend, sister-in-law, wife, and mother. I have wonderful memories of Barbara, and to Barbara's children I say, "Hold on to your memories, and let them guide and comfort you during this time of sadness." Much love to all of you, Aunt Bev

  • 01/27/2023

    So sorry to read of your Mom passing. I have fond memories of your parents from the long ago "Centerfield" days. Your Mom made me my first BLT sandwich but she had no tomatoes so she used sliced cucumbers, it was so good! Rest in Peace

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